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Report: Chris Liddell Appointed White House Deputy Chief of Staff

Chris Liddell, a member of the White House Office of American Innovation, will serve as deputy to John Kelly, the administration’s chief of staff, and oversee policy coordination efforts, CNBC reported Monday. “Chris is widely respected across the administration and is highly qualified to oversee and coordinate our policy process,” …

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Kirstjen Nielsen Confirmed as Homeland Security Chief

The Senate on Tuesday approved Kirstjen Nielsen, deputy chief of staff at the White House, to serve as the Department of Homeland Security’s secretary through a 62-37 vote, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Her confirmation came two months after President Donald Trump nominated her for the DHS chief post. Nielsen …

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Senate Advances Kirstjen Nielsen’s Nomination for DHS Secretary Post

The Senate voted 59-33 Monday to support the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen as the next Department of Homeland Security secretary, the Washington Examiner reported Monday. The upper chamber’s vote came three weeks after the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved Nielsen’s nomination and nearly two months after President Donald …

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Kirstjen Nielsen Eyes DHS Hiring Process Modernization as DHS Secretary Nominee

Kirstjen Nielsen, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security, has said she would help DHS implement a “holistic” approach to recruit border security and cybersecurity professionals if Congress approves her nomination, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Nielsen told the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs during a …

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DHS Unveils $1.6B in Emergency Preparedness Grant Opportunities; John Kelly Comments

The Department of Homeland Security has allocated up to $1.6 billion for 10 preparedness grant programs intended to help non-federal government agencies, nonprofit organizations and companies prepare for natural disasters, terrorist attacks and other emergency situations. DHS said Friday the fiscal year 2017 funding grants represent the department’s push to fulfill the country’s immediate security needs …

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Thomas Bossert: ‘WannaCry’ Ransomware Tool Not Developed by NSA

Thomas Bossert, an adviser to President Donald Trump on homeland security and counterterrorism, has said the ransomware attack that affected computer systems worldwide was not carried out using a tool developed the National Security Agency, CNS News reported Monday. Bossert added he believes that the ransomware worm, dubbed WannaCry or WanaCrypt, was developed …

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